Children’s Visual Health Program

Vision Screening Services

Mandated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the TBDHU is excited to offer the free children’s vision screening program for senior kindergarten (SK) students in select schools in the Thunder Bay District beginning February 2019. Vision screening will be implemented in all SK classes in the Thunder Bay District during the 2019-2020 school year.

Vision screening looks for signs of potential vision problems in children. School-based vision screening allows for all children to be checked for signs of eye problems so they can be treated in a timely manner.


Frequently Asked Questions


For Further Information

If you require more information, including help finding an optometrist, accessing free or low-cost glasses, or if your child does not have a valid OHIP card, please contact the Children's Visual Health Program at (807) 625-5984 or toll-free at 1-888-294-6630.

To find a local optometrist, please visit:


Last Updated: 22/07/2019